Why the uproar when Trump strips the security clearance from someone who is no longer in government employment? It should be routine and automatic to take away clearance after one leaves government employ. If you do not work at the CIA, why should you have access to Top Secret-type information? You no longer have the "need to know". Only people who labor in a government job expect sinecure after leaving.
If you re-enter Government Service, you can have your Security Clearance re-activated. As a TV talking head you do not need a security clearance. Likewise, if you are an ex-Navy Seal, you do not need a security clearance either. You can save your political grandstanding.